hand embroidered reindeer
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Night Before Christmas – week 7: Reindeer


Welcome to the ‘Night Before Christmas’ Stitch A Long

This Stitch A Long is taking place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 22nd september 2021 and finishing on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

You can join in anytime!

Each Wednesday during the SAL – a new tutorial will be published on the blog with all the information you need to complete a part of the Night Before Christmas Pattern.

If you are not familiar with a Stitchdoodles SAL and this is all new to you and you would like to join in, please go to this page to get all the information.

Time to get Stitching…

The fabulous Reindeer

You will need the following colours… #435, #3021

#435: Back Stitch around the outer edge of the reindeer and then fill in with Long and short stitch. Use the following photos as a guide…

#3021: Back Stitch the Antlers / Satin Stitch the Nose & Hooves / Straight stitch the eye and between the hind legs and a couple of stitches inbetween the fore legs just for definition.

Stitch wise there is not a lot to the Reindeer however they do take a bit of time to fill in. Pay attention to the direction of your stitching on the body so it looks natural and blends in from one area to the next.

Onced you have completed one of the Reindeer, all that remains is to do the exact same thing for the second one!

Finally for this weeks stitching, stitch the 4 silver stars (2 on each side of the Reindeer). #415 straight stitch around the edge and then star stitch inside each star.

After Week 7 you should have a really nice Christmas Scene coming together…

Share your fabulous stitching with the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me some pics and I’ll post them here, I am so excited to see how you are getting on.

Don’t forget you can also share your stitching on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Hi, Just wondering about the small wrapped candies under the deer….will your directions for those be in another section? Thanks

    1. Hi, the sweets are this week and up on the blog now – only 2 more weeks to go after this where I will show you all the other stitching in the pattern. x

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